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McNerney to host Tri-Valley green business conference Wednesday

Original post made on Sep 6, 2010

A Tri-Valley Green Business Conference will be hosted by Congressman Jerry McNerney (11th District) from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin. Its goal is to provide information about federal, state, local and private resources to grow local green businesses.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 5, 2010, 11:49 PM

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Will Jerry do this live or will we call in on a conference call, screened and edited by his posse like his town hall meetings?

Jerry McNerney " Your Virtual Congressman"


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, it must be election season and Jerry is popping up all over the place. Can you say "running scared?"


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Posted by Chet
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm

As always we can count on our Congressman Jerry McNerney to promote jobs and or District 11 be a leader in green industries. His leadership has produced local jobs and helped local district industry. Thank you Jerry McNerney!!


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm

As always we can count on Jerry McNerney to promote himself and his left-wing agenda. Go take a look at what "green" industries really means. (That's Al Gore snickering behind the curtain...)

Show me some local jobs he has produced instead of repeating talking points that you glean from dubious web sources.


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Posted by Joseph
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Wow, can you say Richard Pombo, the corrupt congressman before Jerry that didn't know where San Ramon was on the map.
How soon we forget.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Thank You Jerry for all that you have done. I noticed the people complaining have no positive suggestions, just bitterness.


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Posted by W
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Palin for president 20Never!


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Posted by Joseph
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

All those saying goodbye to Jerry, must be moving out of the area.


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Here's a little tidbit for you:

McNerney has voted with Pelosi 96.4% of the time. Is that what you want? Would you be happy with Pelosi as your congress-critter? Go look at her voting record and decide.


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Posted by Tony
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:34 am

To Chet, Joe, Joseph, and "W?"

I'm confused, what do Richard Pombo and Sarah Palin have to do with Jerry McNerney? While you're at it, why not throw in George W? Why not try attacking David Harmer instead who has plenty of good ideas, not just invective. Are you REALLY satisfied where our country is going and where our state of the State is at present?


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:44 am

Then again .... if you love neighbor Congresswoman Barbara Lee, you must love Jerry McNerney. Check their voting records.


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Posted by psmacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:05 am

The religion of "green" should not be promoted and subsidized by Govt at the expense and exclusion of other businesses and other ways of life.
Let's have separation of "green" and State.
Let "green" products profit and stand on their own without Govt intervention and alteration of the Capitalistic market system.
Let Jerry go get his Board job on a green corporation.


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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

When you keep anything perishable past its point of usefulness it does tend to turn green!
I guess this also applies to Congressmen.


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Posted by guynextdoor
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

Tues. November 2,'Bye Jerry!


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Posted by TL Nelson
a resident of Danville
on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:12 am

We need a Congressional representative who truly represents the people of District 11, not a Nancy Pelosi stooge. We need someone who will help get our country back to the basic fundamentals on which is was founded. We need someone who has not sold out to the left wing extemists who currently control the Democratic Party (as Jerry McNerney has done).

I have this to say to Jerry McNerney and the Democratic Party leadership: I reject your socialist and big government ideals. I will vote in November to bring sanity back to our federal government.


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Posted by Rich
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

Congressman McNerney is a known quantity. He votes straight Pelosi leadership line in Congress. Now about these green jobs. If they need big subsidies to get off the ground and ongoing subsidies to continue how is that a good thing for America? I know Mr. McNerney earned considerable money in the wind turbine business, but I'd like him to explain how American's can afford subsidies for "green" when we have trillion dollar debts mounting with each passing year.

We've also seen in the news that much of the "Green" settled science is pure hog wash. I expect that a Harmer win in CA-11 would be a vote against much of the "green" agenda that is not based on science or sound economics. By the way, Harmer is slightly ahead of incumbent McNerney which means he should win easily on Nov 2.


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Posted by Straw Man
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 8, 2010 at 9:07 am

List of all the Green companies that are hiring in CA 11. Heck of a lot of bandwidth dedicated here for this Green industry, so they must be hiring?
NOT!


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Posted by billr
a resident of Danville
on Sep 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Bla Bla Bla Bla!!!! We will send this guy back to his wind farm. Hot Air Ranch!


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Charlotte Wood Middle School
on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

They call them green jobs, because that's the color the employees turn when they see their paycheck.

Haven't seen a "green" business yet that could compete or offered a product anyone wanted. If it weren't for the free carpool privileges nobody would have paid 30K+ for an electric Corolla.


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Posted by Eloise Hamann
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 10, 2010 at 11:25 am

With today's bad news, the workshop on green energy held recently by Jerry McNerney at Dublin's beautiful Shannon Community center was a bright beacon of hope. It was so encouraging to hear how much is going on in the Tri-Valley area with respect to going green. Venture capital, loan programs, assistance for ordinary companies to save money by greening, training/education for green jobs, as well as the expected efforts to promote renewable sources of energy were the order of the afternoon. The emphasis on innovation in the area of green energy renewed my belief that America is a can-do country.

McNerney's opponent for congress reads the declaration of independence on Tax Day in Pleasanton at a tea party event while McNerney fights for our future.

Jerry McNerney is definitely the right man for our time.


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Posted by Hal
a resident of another community
on Sep 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Dear Dolores,

It is unfortunate that GREEN is used as a media and political term for clean energy, transportation, chemical and facilities industries. By attaching GREEN to such industries, readers are not informed of the volume and specifics of technology development and the results products.

It is quite a simple story to tell of profitable enterprise being pursued by some of our largest global corporations. Even BP has an alternative energy organization that is focused on profitable uses of solar, wind, alternative fuels, and other energy systems.

What GREEN leaves in the minds of readers that have not seen in-depth reporting is an image of small, government-subsidized research projects that have no volume commercial value. With Pleasanton at the center of Tri-Valley and East Bay clean industry commercialization, it seems your journalistic talent could quickly provide in-depth views of these next-generation industries.

With Technology our greatest domestic economic asset, our future jobs rely on the large-scale emergence of clean technology industries.

Please tell the story,

halbailey@yahoo.com


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